Pelosi: Pay cut would strip Congress’ dignity

Nancy Pelosi thinks a congrerssional pay cut is undignified.
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The sequestration vote scheduled for March 1 could severely diminish America’s military readiness in a dangerous world. But never mind all that. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is concerned that if the cuts go through, a cut in congressional salaries would diminish lawmakers’ dignity.

“I don’t think we should do it; I think we should respect the work we do,” Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol, according to The Hill. “I think it’s necessary for us to have the dignity of the job that we have rewarded.”

The Hill’s Mike Lillis reported:

The comments were made in the context of the looming sequester, which would force across-the-board cuts affecting most federal offices, including Congress. With lawmakers nowhere near a deal to avert those cuts, federal agencies are bracing for ways to absorb them with minimum damage to programs and personnel.

Pelosi is the one who famously said at a press briefing of the pending Obamacare measure, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it.”

On Sunday, she told Fox News host Chris Wallace, “We don’t have a spending problem, we have a deficit reduction problem.”

I think it’s going to take more than money to restore her dignity.

On Jan. 11, the Huffington Post reported that Congress had a 14 percent approval rating. Is it any wonder why?

Read more at The Hill.

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